Brian Robinson served as an assistant coach for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team that finished with an unblemished 7-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship after defeating Spain, 77-75, in the Czech Republic on July 6, 2014.
He returned after helping the USA to a 5-0 record and a gold medal as an assistant coach for USA Basketball at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women in Cancun, Mexico. The first-place finish qualified the USA for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.
Robinson also led the USA Blue Team to a 2-3 record and silver medal in the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Developmental Festival, and he served on the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women’s Developmental National Team Committee.
Recently, Robinson completed his 13th season as the girls basketball head coach at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville, N.C., where he has set the North Carolina record for consecutive state titles in any classification or gender with nine championships from 2006 through 2014.
“Having the opportunity to again work with Sue and Mary is a wonderful feeling,” Robinson said. “Mary and I understand how Sue wants certain things done and the pace at which she wants those things to be taught, which should allow us to be more efficient with our time in practices. Knowing that we have that familiarity and chemistry from a coaching standpoint going into this year's trials, and eventually the team setting, will serve us well as we work towards winning gold at the world championship.”
Overall, Robinson has led McGuinness to a 303-72 career record (.808 winning percentage), including a 29-4 record and state title in 2013-14.
Named the NFHS State Coach of the Year in 2013 and the Associated Press North Carolina Coach of the year in 2010, Robinson was honored in 2013 by the NCHSAA as a “Coach to Remember.”
After three seasons (2008-2011) on the WBCA All-American Game Selection Committee, Robinson served as chair of the WBCA in 2011. He also is an evaluator for the Gatorade North Carolina Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.
Beginning in July of 2013 Robinson became the head coach of the Triad Trackers, an adult wheelchair basketball team based out of Winston-Salem, N.C., that competes in the Carolina Conference.
Robinson began his coaching career as the boys basketball assistant coach at his alma mater, R.J. Reynolds High School (N.C.), from 1994 through 1998, and he took his first head coaching job as the boys coach at Starmount High School (N.C.) from 1998-2002.
Additionally, he spent one season (2010-11) as an assistant basketball coach for the Southeastern University women’s basketball team in Lakeland, Fla.
In 1996, Robinson founded the Winston-Salem Stealers Girls AAU program, which currently fields fifteen teams and includes more than 170 female athletes, ranging from 3rd to 12th grade.
Since 2003, Robinson has owned his own basketball consulting business, 292 Basketball. Additionally, he is a member of the North Carolina AAU Infractions Committee, and he is Bishop McGuinness’ sponsor/leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Robinson has been a basketball clinician at Georgia Tech (2007), Duke University (2008) and the University of Florida (2008), and he was a speaker at a WBCA High School Roundtable in 2011.
Robinson has been honored by the City of Winston-Salem Recreation Department as a “Living Legend” in 2010 and by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association as “Eight Who Make A Difference” in 2006.
He has entries in “A System of Success” playbook (2009-2012), and he has authored two books “My Foundation of Coaching” (2008) and “A Decade of Dominance” (2012).